from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball The area over home plate through which a pitch must pass to be called a strike, roughly between the batter's armpits and knees.
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- n. The area through which if a pitched ball passes, it will be called a strike, typically from the batter's knees to the belt and the width of home plate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the area above home plate where, if a pitched ball passes through and is not hit by the batter, the pitch counts as a strike. Specifically, it is directly above home plate and at a height from the knees to the shoulders of the batter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
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